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NIH: Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life: Background

NIH organized conference that produced consensus statements on important and controversial topics in medicine and dentistry.

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NIH: Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life: Agenda Monday

Monday, March 26, 2001

8:30 Welcome and Introduction
Dushanka V. Kleinman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

Welcome and Charge to Panel
Barry Kramer, M.D. Director, Office of Medical Applications of Research, Office of Director, National Institutes of Health

Purpose of ConferenceIssues
Michael C. Alfano, D.M.D., Ph.D., Panel Chair, Dean, New York University College of Dentistry

9:00 Dental Caries in the Second Millennium [Abstract | Slides (PDF: 258K)]
Amid I. Ismail, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan

I. Methods for Reviewing the Evidence

9:15 Methods Employed for RTI/UNC Systematic Reviews [Abstract | Report Summary (AHRQ) | Full Report (AHRQ)]
James Bader, D.D.S., M.P.H., Research Professor, Sheps Center for Health Services and School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:25 Methods Employed for Other Systematic Reviews [Abstract]
Alice M. Horowitz, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

II. Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries

9:35 Sensitivity and Specificity of Methods for Identifying Carious Lesions: RTI/UNC Review [Abstract]
James Bader, D.D.S., M.P.H., Research Professor, Sheps Center for Health Services and School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:05 Discussant 1: Clinical Diagnosis of Dental Caries: European Perspective [Abstract]
Nigel B. Pitts, B.D.S., Ph.D., Director, Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee

10:15 Discussant 2: Clinical Diagnosis of Dental Caries: North American Perspective [Abstract]
Stephen F. Rosenstiel, B.D.S., M.S., Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics, College of Dentistry, Ohio State University

10:25 Discussant 3: Radiographic Diagnosis of Dental Caries [Abstract]
S. Brent Dove, D.D.S., M.S., Division Head, Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine Division, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center Dental School

10:35 Discussant 4: Diagnosis of Root Caries [Abstract]
David W. Banting, D.D.S., Ph.D., DDTH, FRCD(C), M.Sc., Associate Dean and Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario

10:45 Discussant 5: Diagnosis of Secondary Caries [Abstract]
Edwina Kidd, B.D.S., T.H.D., F.D.S., R.C.S., Professor of Cariology, Division of Conservative Dentistry, Guys Hospital, London

10:55 Emerging Methods of Caries Diagnosis [Abstract]
George K. Stookey, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Indiana University School of Dentistry

11:10 Discussion

12:00 Lunch

III. Indicators of Risk

1:00 Definition of Risk-Related Terms [Abstract]
Brian A. Burt, B.D.S. Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

1:05 Socioeconomic and Behavioral Determinants of Dental Caries [Abstract]
Susan T. Reisine, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, University of Connecticut Health Center

1:20 Sugar Consumption and Caries Risk; and Does Low Birthweight Increase the Risk of Caries? [Abstract ]
Brian A. Burt, B.D.S. Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

1:35 The Microbiology of Primary Dental Caries [Abstract]
Jason M. Tanzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, University of Connecticut Health Center

1:50 Inherited Risks for Susceptibility to Dental Caries [Abstract]
Charles Shuler, D.M.D., Ph.D., Director and George and Mary Lou Boone Professor of Craniofacial Molecular Biology, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California

2:05 Exposure to Metal Ions and Susceptibility to Dental Caries [Abstract]
William H. Bowen, Ph.D., Welcher Professor of Dentistry, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2:20 Saliva and Susceptibility to Dental Caries [Abstract]
Frank G. Oppenheim, D.M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

2:35 Discussion

IV. Primary Prevention of Dental Caries

3:15 Effectiveness of Methods for the Primary Prevention of Dental Caries: A Review of the Evidence: A Review of the Evidence [Abstract]
R. Gary Rozier, D.D.S., M.P.H., Director, Dental Public Health and Residency Training Program, Division of Public Health, North Carolina DHHS, Professor and Director, Doctoral Program, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

V. Methods of Stopping or Reversing Early Carious Lesions

3:30 Prevention of Early Carious Lesions and Management of Dental Caries in High-risk Individuals: RTI/NC Review [Abstract]
James Bader, D.D.S., M.P.H., Research Professor, Sheps Center for Health Services and School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:50 Discussant 1: Fluoride: European Perspective [Abstract]
Elizabeth T. Treasure, B.D.S., Ph.D., FRACDS, FDSRCS, Professor Department of Public Health and Dentistry, Dental School, University of Wales College of Medicine

4:00 Discussant 2: Fluoride: North-American Perspective [Abstract]
Ernest Newbrun, D.M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Stomatology, University of California, San Francisco

4:10 Discussant 3: Pit-and-Fissure Sealants [Abstract]
Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H., Professor, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco

4:25 Discussion

5:30 Adjourn


NIH: Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life: Agenda Tuesday

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

V. Methods of Stopping or Reversing Early Carious Lesions (Continued)

8:00 Discussant 4: Antimicrobial Agents [Abstract]
Page W. Caufield, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, Specialized Caries Research Center, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:15 Discussant 5: Salivary Enhancers [Abstract]
Bruce J. Baum, D.M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Gene Therapy and Therapeutics Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

8:30 Discussant 6: Behavioral Modification [Abstract]
Peter Milgrom, D.D.S., Professor and Director, Dental Fears Research Clinic, Dental Public Health Sciences and Health Services, University of Washington

8:45 Discussant 7: Non-cariogenic Sweeteners [Abstract]
Catherine Hayes, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

9:00 Discussant 8: Choosing Appropriate Preventive Approaches [Abstract]
Denis O'Mullane, B.D.S., Ph.D., F.D.S., F.F.D., Professor Oral Health Services Research Centre University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland

9:15 Emerging Methods in Prevention of Dental Caries [Abstract]
Brian H. Clarkson, Ph.D., M.S., L.D.S., Department Chair, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

9:30 Discussion

VI. Clinical Decision-Making in Caries Management

10:30 Clinical Decision-Making for Dental Caries Management [Abstract]
B. Alexander White, D.D.S., Dr.P.H., M.S., Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

10:45 Clinical Applications and Outcomes of Using Indicators of Risk In Caries Management [Abstract]
Domenick T. Zero, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Oral Health Research Institute, Indiana University School of Dentistry

11:00 Clinical Decision Making for Caries Management in Primary Dentition [Abstract]
Norman Tinanoff, D.D.S., M.S., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School

11:15 Clinical Decision Making for Caries Management in Permanent Dentition [Abstract]
Kenneth J. Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Dental Biomaterials, University of Florida College of Dentistry

11:30 Clinical Decision Making for Caries Management in Root Surfaces [Abstract]
James L. Leake, D.D.S., D.D.Ph., M.Sc., Professor and Discipline Head, Department of Community Dentistry, University of Toronto

11:45 The Scientific Basis for Teaching and Practice of Conservative Operative Dentistry [Abstract]
Dorothy D. McComb, B.D.S, FRCD(c), M.Sc.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Toronto

12:00 Discussion

12:45 Adjournment

NIH: Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life: Agenda Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

VIII. Recommendations: Consensus Panel

8:00 Registration

9:00 Presentation of Consensus Development Statement

9:30 Public Discussion

11:00 Panel Meets in Executive Session

1:00 Press Conference

2:00 Adjournment